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that human rights violations and it was killing us are committed by security firms on a regular basis and of course extent set to undermine call the show forces counterinsurgency efforts they'll start firing at anything that moves they'll injure or kill innocent afghans and they'll destroy property we're getting fairly consistent complaints about them everybody knows somebody who's been shot by the contractors. the lack of accountability has forced the united nations working group on mercenaries to push for specific international measures to regulate their activities especially now as u.s. military forces withdraw from iraq and afghanistan the number of contractors is set to grow dramatically us. so many military and security functions to the security companies they are not regulated in that they are not control and he says we're extremely concerned that what we are
calling it is for regulation at the national and international level so that. companies accountable but washington is reluctant to lead an international body regulate their activities saying it will find ways to hold contractors accountable but so far the u.s. justice system has largely failed to do so for seeing around the world cases of kidnapping rape murder. and we see very very only very rare cases in which there's actually a criminal investigation or prosecution or sing out of the boat but experts say further privatization of war is convenient for the american government because among other reasons it doesn't have to justify the deaths of troops at home the president whoever the president may be can get us involved in conflicts only using uniform forces to do the official fighting and then
thousands and thousands of contractors to do the unofficial fighting that's under the radar screen that isn't covered by the media now here is a quote we cannot win a fight for hearts and minds when we outsource critical missions took on accountable contractors and of quote that's what senator obama said before he became president but apparently as a president now he thinks differently with the contractors role in america's wars down to increase and with the victims of their crime still begging for justice i'm going to check our reporting from washington our team. coming out of differences on missile the fans moscow for washington's ignoring signs and trying to place a bodyguard and it's bad room stay with us to find out what that means. after fifty years of formally being a war we report on why north and south korea still haven't signed a peace deal and it was benefiting from tension along the thirty eighth parallel.
norway's foley's have released the first list of names of those killed by anders behring breivik in friday's mass killings brave explorer says his client is probably insane and unaware he killed as many as seventy six people the gun man who has admitted his guilt claims he is not alone in a mission to turn back the tide of immigration in europe and as laura emmett's has been finding out many warn of a new wave of breivik style terror. and ethnic hatred that led to the slaughter of schools of innocent young people. bree vic the massacre to which he freely admits was a justified strike against the political left for supporting open borders and multiculturalism and even though the staunchest of hardliners condemned great pics horrific actions anti immigration sentiment is growing across europe other groups express their condolences and then are quick and separate themselves from but then are also quick to lay blame left wing politicians which they say or are responsible
because they allowed immigration to happen and effectively pushed the sky to the edge it's a cry that many feel is not being heard by european governments as people show their discontent increasingly for previously marginal immigration policies and joining street movements like the anti islamic english defense we. will have groups who are satisfied in the real have other groups who see that the governments are not doing enough down the disk. issues enough. in this going forward in the future i think the attacks will bring this topic into the center of the attention again and they will force. officials as a public focus on these issues again to move towards nationalism is pound european as well as the b.n.p. making gains in the u.k. holland's controversial good builders now leads the country's third largest
political party running on an anti islam platform nationalists the truth in this redrew the political landscape this year when they won nearly twenty percent of the vote the danish people's party has also embraced anti immigration policies successfully lobbying for denmark to close its previously open borders with germany and sweden says grass roots support for brave it to disturbingly depicted on the internet by some extremists as a hero three thousand people voted for his video manifesto on you tube and his group knights templar became a popular search topic on google i'm quite concerned that there are a lot of individuals. writing this manifesto will resonate with. i'm very concerned that you will see other people copycatting these types of
attacks in the coming months or coming years politicians including germany's angela merkel and britain's david cameron have already said multiculturalism has failed now the leaders of western europe have to stop their disenfranchised cities becoming a breeding ground for far right. lit the fuse and those brave it claims to have been involved with the english defense league which pledges to protect england from what it calls a wave of. the a.d.l. denies the political analysts are saying if the attacks in norway. it prompts an honest appraisal of the surrounding it a gray said that could frustrate the european public and create more space for potentially violent far right groups to expand all over europe. now we don't terrorism and its consequences are the heart of the debate in the latest crosstalk in which period of hours gas argue over the chances of
a repeat of the. i don't believe that this sort of thing is going to happen again but underlying. if we're not listen to you're going to see more terrorist attacks i just think believe it's a load of rubbish we're not going to see this kind of thing happen in england we're not going to see it happening across europe and we all hope there are no more terrorism but it's very very naive to think that this was a one off and it's not likely to happen if you look at the right wing. rhetoric in europe it is far higher than the u.k. for sure we have countries in the u.k. countries in europe who are banning certain obviously so they. banned. all of these things are. the moment they go he says it's good so you now when you impinge on people's human rights then what are you talking about a liberal democracy.
while the full heated debate is coming your way later in the program so stay tuned for that and also for more news latest updates and fresh videos. here's what we have free online today. the events leading up to the polish president's plane crash continue to unravel as investigators of poland now also admit pilot error was probably to plane a plane they'd previously denied. there was no getting out of jail free card for. an associate of convicted of oil tycoon we had a cost. prison officials claim negative does not deserve a early release. and watch our g.'s exclusive interview with legendary queen guitarist brian may or he discusses his passion for music and science and gives his views on the mystery of life the universe and everything.
north korea's top diplomat is in the united states as part of attempts to restart negotiations on the country's disputed nuclear program he is due to meet with american officials on thursday and has said he remains optimistic that ties with the u.s. will improve the visit comes just days after nuclear envoys from north and south korea sat together for the first time in over two years on the sidelines of a security summit in indonesia there the agreed to renew six party talks over pyongyang's atomic ambitions as soon as possible broke down after north korea's deadly shelling of an island belonging to the south and water claimed was in response to the blockade of military drills the u.s. says north korea must dismantle its nuclear facilities before any deal can be reached if you leave from the campaign to end the korean war told r.t. that the u.s. is interested in keeping up tension on the peninsula.
the u.s. military needs justification to maintain its troops in the north east asia region so that it can pursue its real interest which is to contain china's expansion of power in the region and also to continue to sell its weapons systems and demonizing north korea as an axis of evil country conveniently provides that kind of justification the u.s. has been trying to strengthen its alliances with south korea and japan increasing military exercises in the region building missiles at defense systems and inextricably inextricably linked gains south korean japan and weapon systems with its own. but the reality is north korea does not provide a threat to south korea or the u.s. and the reality also is that the u.s. and south korea are facing an economic crisis where their tax dollars can be better spent on rebuilding their domestic economies than on provocative war games that
have already cost us lives on the korean peninsula last year there is one thing that distinguishes north korea from other nuclear weapons states in the world and that is that it is the only country that has said that it's willing to give them up in exchange for a guarantee that the u.s. will not attack it and north korea has been very consistent it has said that everything is on the table as long as the u.s. is the seer but it has to be a process of mutual disarmament you can't realistically expect north korea to simply give up its only deterrence capability unless the u.s. is also willing to take steps and an end to its provocative work games that simulate the collapse of the north korean regime is a good start. the e.u. and the us have let international condemnation of casa as decision to san special forces to seize crossings on its shared border with serbia now to let peacekeepers have been deployed to the area to help control the situation which is stoking
ethnic tensions one police officer was killed after coming under fire from local serbs mounting a road block near one of the disputed crossings possible says it's trying to enforce a ban on serbian imports in response to a similar boycott cost of our goods around sixty thousand serbs live in the north and don't recognize kosovo's independence which it unilaterally declared in two thousand and eight balkans politics expert market gossip says cost of zero could not have acted without the dough had from what he calls its puppet masters in washington. the decision by krishna to introduce the tree more ago and to send a special forces this is direct slap in the face of the serbian government which has been nothing but cooperate you've been even capitulate even in the ongoing negotiations which were set up by the e.u. is a matter of fact indicates that this action is completely either completely bypassed both the europeans and nato or has been executed with their complicity in cooperation and honestly i'm not really sure which is worse d'you has made any
mention of we were spared recognizing your vision and it is true that if i did has no interest in any sort of dialogue it came to power through violence has conducted widespread ethnic cleansing of serbs another nobody in populations has been rewarded for a. white spirit forum of syrians in march two thousand and four and it has basically showed no willingness to behave in a civilized fashion in the opening two including to the region of independence and now this show honestly and the new mission is there to facilitate their independence contrary to international law and use the rules so obviously there's a message here so making it is a mess that the europeans and nato. basically made need to fix. and all the way here an r.t.a. seeing the wood for the fees. before daring your loggers in russia who are using wildfires as a smokescreen for being a profit all the details in
a few minutes. russia's an avoider nato says he is disappointed after talks with the us senators in washington think the republican lawmakers here matter are committed to seeing moscow as a rival not a partner his visit as part of fresh efforts by russia to revive talks on a common missile defense system in europe but the american side insist on creating its own field which claims it's to combat missile attacks from so-called rogue states russia feels the project could compromise its national security something the u.s. has dismissed tweaker it wasn't told r.t. that washington's actions are violating moscow's personal space. if missile threats against europe come from the south why is the us placing part of its military infrastructure in the north close to russia's borders this is the question that we can't get an answer to when we ask for legal guarantees that the system is not aimed at russia we're told there's a big conflict between republicans and democrats in congress and they start to explain that conflict but we're not interested in that what's important for us is
that the u.s. is behind this project and they should provide security for all partners russia is very flexible if for some fabricated political reasons they rejected our suggestion to integrate our means of anti missile defense then there's another scheme they could be cooperation between two independent systems if nato wants to defend itself that's no problem but if russia wants to provide its own security so be it otherwise it's like when you come home and discover somebody else's bodyguard sitting in your bedroom he's been sent to provide your security who's going to like that. what you like to live from moscow now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world the taliban has claimed responsibility for killing the mayor of a stance going to our city and a suicide. it's the latest in a string of assassinations targeting top afghan officials two weeks ago president hamid karzai as have brother who ran the entire khandahar province was gunned down
while top aide was also killed by the taliban who are stepping up their assault as their combat troops began to draw get a stamp. egyptian official news agency says former president hosni mubarak is weak and refusing solid food hospital officials say he is suffering depression and weight loss caused by not eating enough to sustain his health the bark is supposed to stand trial in a week used of ordering the killing of protesters and corruption over eight hundred forty people died during the popular uprising which forced the bar from office every. media has awarded a u.n. envoy that no peace talks will be considered until nato stops air strikes a government spokesman also insisted that market out its leadership is not negotiable earlier this week the u.n. envoy held talks with the rebel council in benghazi where he also made little progress towards a peace deal the ongoing civil war in libya started four months ago and a stake in the lives of over two thousand people well those who say that money
doesn't grow on trees have obviously never been to russia illegal logging is thriving all across the country as people learn how to profit from natural disasters are these acts on a boycott reports. fire has long had a reputation of a bad master but in russia these days it's increasingly being used as a good servant with flames terrorizing the country's forest every summer some unscrupulous intrapreneur as have come to use it as a smokescreen for illegal logging the problem reached such proportions that even the government has realized the chips are down. in some regions considered at risk of heavy forced illegal logging is throwing they cut through oist in the area so it's a place to cover their crime nobody can determine how much logging was sanctioned and how much was actually cut. fires hurricanes flooding come what may illegal
loggers are using all sorts of natural disasters to cover their tracks. these woods new st petersburg foul and the path of a major twister last year it uprooted thousands of hectares of mature forest many more were chopped off towards by swindlers like these ones who managed to secure a permit for the hurricane cleanup. missed that it up and they got a permit that allows them to take away three truckloads of debris a job that could be done in a few days but there permit is valid for three weeks i'm sure we can easily get the rest. they say money doesn't grow on trees but russia which possesses about one fifth of the world's forest resources defies the old wisdom while the government contends that the illegal logging cons with just a few percent of all timber production environmental activists say this deal of the problem is much greater if you heard we believe that twenty to twenty five percent of all logging in russia is carried out illegally the figure is higher than
a decade ago and it's still rising. on a par with the amazon rain forest the vast siberian greenery is often referred to as the lungs of the planet at close examination though it's guarded all over the place most of the illegal siberian timber goes to china and while the locals already see the impact of deforestation on their own lives they see their only other option would be far worse. you know it's illegal what you're doing. i know it's illegal but there are no other jobs here. the government officials are to turn to for comment see the state is doing everything it can to combat illegal logging new legislation has just come into force the number of forest rangers will be increased if you get in the meantime the chiefs are still throwing where they may according to x.p. if this they've seen the billeted to see the wood for the trees that is one of the
main reasons why illegal logging in russia is so widespread and why it is so prone to any sort of punitive action while the federal authorities may condemn the practice all they want the current economic and regulatory environment ultimately makes one daft thing chopping of trees farm a locomotive and easy to carry out then doing it the legal way a kind of artsy. and while are about environmental his battle to keep russian trees safe are to talk to the american astronaut who inspired the movement to protect the earth watch the full interview next hour here's a short preview. we were there to prove not just to ourselves and the american people but proved to the whole world that america was a second rate when certainly the soviets now the russians with sputnik and our guarantee the missile gap were making america look really bad well i'm proud to
have been lucky enough to take the picture that maybe define. the start of the environmental movement i think a lot of people think we're the center of the universe or it's clear that that's not true and i think the earth rise picture has helped people start thinking in a more expansive way. and is in jail the coming your way next hour and meantime religious leaders from russia and georgia are uniting to celebrate the christian is ation of ancient russia they are in ukraine where the out of the ten century prince led in there forced thousands to convert georgia's patriarchial ja is on his first official visit to crane he is due to meet with his russian counterpart to discuss the strained relations between the two states who cut off diplomatic ties more than five years ago all this year kiev has prepared massive celebrations to mark the pivotal moment russia became part of the world
christian community. time now for the business of date with marina. hello and welcome to business here on our team now russia may have plenty of oil but that doesn't show at the petrol problems motorists are having second tangle shortages and rising prices the problems have been put down to a high tags today and a greater profits ability of selling fuel abroad new rules on the quality of petrol are also having an impact and the government is even considering extending production of low grade class to petrol and so the birth twenty twelve but they're often gasoline union says incentives for a finer sort of good production are being implemented. and there are usually being implemented at the moment so currently excise duties are varied the higher the level of quality the lower the g.g. the difference isn't big around three hundred to four hundred roubles according to
the class now there is talk of increasing this difference to two thousand or three thousand roubles plus the spiritual those who have already invested in upgrading their production which will give them through the stimulus for further development . russia is plannin support fifteen percent of its oil a champion role snuffed out for sale next year it could become the biggest prize as ation deal in the nation's history under current market conditions the stake is valued at fourteen billion dollars the government says it is also weighing plans to sell its entire stake of seventy five percent by twenty seventeen it also plans to divest holdings and diamond producer envy to be bank racing around thirty six billion dollars. russia's leading gold producer paul is gold has been taken over by its london based subsidiary gold as a result of a shares because of gold worth two hundred ten million dollars merges with paul is
gold worth fifty times more the new company under the name holders gold international will start trading on the london exchange on the wednesday and the combined company now wants to join forces with a global viable as early as this year to become one of the world's top three gold miners. and let's take a look at the markets this hour you markets are low world with washington's debt problems affecting investor confidence the fourth seat is that well actually we're looking at the oil markets now and let's see the light sweet is down almost half a dollar and brands and down almost three sons there. and let's take a look at the russian markets they are mixed this hour at the r.t.s. is almost half a percent all and my sex is down just point zero three percent its investors are indecisive avoid the risk of moves ahead of economic reports and critical decision
making in the u.s. let's take a look at some individual moves on the my sex energy majors are among the top losers this hour gas from a shattering just zero point zero one percent call it is drop. pretty much the same point zero eight there and bucking the trend is probably metal which is adding over one and a half percent on the high gold price. the united states has less than a week to come up with a deal to raise its fourteen point three trillion dollars debt ceiling a failure of the politicians to agree could risk in the precedents a downgrade of the world's biggest economy at the moment america is running a huge deficit which is financing by rolling over its debt and if there's a downgrade from aaa to whatever. then the cost of financing that goes up and therefore the crying for us to the end of that process is difficult however as far
as russia is concerned. you could say to some extent the emerging markets have decoupled from the american economy that russia doesn't export anything that. the impact would be through the effect it would have on all process and all prices were likely to come down however that would probably be quite healthy as long as they don't go down below. seventy eight dollars. and that's all the business is for now for more stories you can always check out our website at r.t. dot com slash business bye for now. for the. we've got. the biggest issues good human voice ceased to face with the news makers.
talk about you're watching r t these are the top stories the guns for hire company accused of killing seventeen innocent iraqis goes on trial in the u.s. but only on accusations of overbilling blackwater now known as allegedly charged too much for protecting u.s. officials in war zones. norway releases the names of victims from friday's twin attack as experts warn the spread of sentiment in europe could lead to more atrocities. nato led peacekeepers are deployed along cosmo's northern border with serbia to call escalating ethnic tensions over a student force
a trade embargo the e.u. and the us led international condemnation of the action that resulted in one police officer being killed. up next a special report of how the baltic republic of list has changed over the last twenty years ever since it broke away from the soviet union. vilnius is the capital of live u.a.e. the city changed hands many times during the twentieth century after world war one the poles were in charge then during the second world war nazi germany took control when the soviet army drove the fascists out of the baltics the city became if you a nice competent once again in the country join the soviet union. they like saying in russia we liberated the lithuanian people from that scene germany but to that i add the following yes you did but you didn't bother to leave afterwards to do with
. it when perestroika go to underway in the late one nine hundred eighty s. if you are a neo was one of the first soviet republics to demand independence. was far as we are concerned phone use is the capital notes moscow that's the way it's has been out and will it be in the future. the confrontation between the soviet empire is weakening senta of the rebellious baltic republic resulted in street clashes. fourteen people were crushed by tanks hundreds wounded. in that as a town came to hold to in my legless call between the caterpillar tracks i realized then that there was no escape other than the death. if you a new one at independence in one thousand nine hundred one small baltic republic then desperately trying to join european structures and leave its soviet past behind as fast as possible.